BCD's courses emphasize on Contemporary Dance technique buildup and
Improvisation. The focus is on floor work practice, organic movement, fluidity and
awareness. Technique is approached as a guide to efficiency in the movement of
the human body. The internal structure of the class is made to gradually deepen
in the technique and develop through it.The main elements studied are:
-Floor Work: How it works
Developing our relation to the floor through all movement levels, using multiple
floorwork patterns and phrases. Using spirals, levers and clear pathways, building
up a vocabulary that can be used in further understanding the mechanics of
movement. From basic floor patterns to advanced, complicated ones, floor
acrobatics, handstands, coordinations.
-Dynamics of movement
Flow and organic movement. Study and use of weight, momentum, impulse,
swing and flow of movement, developing the body's kinetic intelligence. How
grounding works, how to stay connected to the floor through the study of body
structure (bones and joints), of weight and use of breath. Organic movement and
its impact to the body, use of own body structure in the most efficient way.
- In Connection mode, spatial and body awareness
The In-Connection mode is studied both in terms of a fully connected moving
body and of a mover in a state of full connection with their environment. How the
body moves in its full awareness is studied, while it connects to and interacts with
its environment (the other people, the space, the floor) and its own inner state at
the same time. Spatial and body awareness, together with In-Connection mode
practice, help to develop a unified physical and mental consciousness, thus a
moving body in its full consciousness expressing itself in space and time.
Throughout the class, set movement phrases are given, as well as improvisation
tasks, practicing the aforementioned elements and staying playful with the
technique. The material is highly physical and classes often end up on a longer
phrase practice, built from the accumulation of smaller phrases in previous
classes, working therefore additionally on physical strength, stamina and
Consistent participation is highly recommended, our booking system is designed
to support the learning process and the advancement of your Contemporary Dance
technique: come weekly, learn effectively. Check our booking system (https://berlincontemporarydance.com/howtobook/) for more
*No class on 16.5 and 19.5.
LEVEL: BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE
With Iliana Kalapotharakou from 28.4 onwards.
Book your spots and purchase your packages here. (https://berlincontemporarydance.com/scheduling/)
USC members can book directly via the USC app.
PROFIS and DANCE STUDENTS
Special DISCOUNTS only for professional Contemporary dancers and
Contemporary dance students, with proof:
- single-class ticket for 9€
- 4-class card for 35€, valid for 1 month
- 8-class card for 67€, valid for 2 months
- 10-class card for 80€, valid for 3 months